Congratulations! You’ve decided to take the plunge and build a custom pool on your home. For many homeowners, this is a dream come true. But, pool installation can be a nightmare if you aren’t prepared. To help, at Gordon James suggest that you keep the following tips in mind before jumping off the deep end:
Know What You’re Looking For
First, establish a plan. What is your budget, what size pool are you looking for, and what style? Decide what will be the main function of your custom pool: is it for a cooling afternoon dip? Swimming laps to begin your day? Or, enjoying time with your family and friends on the weekends? Understanding your pool’s chief functionality will help direct your designs moving forward in your partnership with your contractor.
Understand The Mechanics
It is essential to understand how your custom pool works, even though it’s not the most fun part of owning one. You could create the most beautiful pool ever designed, but if it isn’t functional or has constant maintenance issues, you’ll never want to look at it. Knowing how to keep your pool clean, sanitary, and functioning is the foundation of custom pool ownership. This goes for knowing your contractor, too: don’t decide on who is going to be facilitating a major plumbing and landscaping undertaking investment on your property before meeting them and understanding how they operate.
Make Your Custom Pool Safe
The difference between a functioning and a functional pool area is the consideration of one fundamental element: that people are going to be using it. Equipping your pool with the proper steps and ladders, safety equipment and slip- and erosion-resistant landscaping makes your custom pool functional and safe.
One of the easiest mistakes to make on a construction project is to confuse a cheap quote for good value. Most mechanical, safety and aesthetic mistakes around custom pools can be traced to cutting corners. If you are going to install a custom pool, pay for quality that will last. It is an investment in your home.
Make It Yours
Don’t forget that this new amenity is replacing a large part of your yard is part of your home. Incorporating the design of your home into your pool area elevates the level of luxury and satisfaction that the pool provides. Consider tying in your home’s color scheme with a stone footpath, or tiling your pool’s interior. These aesthetic touches pay infinite dividends in your custom pool investment.